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night. >> pelley: tonight, a shortage of water is keeping not just crops but the entire economy from growing. the government cuts its economic growth estimates. anthony mason looks at the drought and other threats to jobs. israel's prime minister shows how close he believes iran is to a nuclear bomb. how close is it? david martin looks into that. mark phillips on a contwo verse net art world. she has that mystic smile, but is this a real mopa lisa? who says crime doesn't pay? jim axelrod on an auction of memorabilia from america's most notorious criminals. >> reporter: this was in clyde's waistband? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. it turns out the economy is growing even more slowly than we thought. the government told us that u.s. growth in the second quarter was an anemic 1.7%, but today, the commerce department put out a new estimate showing us it was even less than that, just 1.3%. and this is what caught our attention in the report-- the government said half of the downward revision can be blamed on the droug
to the 800,000 visitors who come here every year as well as the local economy. >> it is beautiful. i'm glad it didn't fall down. >> reporter: barbara and jerry haynes snapped photos of a scaffolding free washington monument while they still could. >> we're used to earthquakes in california, but now we're here we know it's a little different. >> i have to say this registered 7.4 on my richter stale. >> reporter: now two men who each visited the washington monument as children now lead a team that will repair it. >> if you really look at the total cost of the project, it's almost entirely being spent in this region for both manpower and materials. >> it will mean that there is jobs for scaffolding companies, for stone companies and for other small businesses. >> reporter: the project is challenging. the heaviest damage to the monument is between 475 and 530 feet, considered the most difficult area to access. andrea mccarren, 9 news now. >> repairs have already been completed on the monument's elevator which was severely damaged by the earthquake last year. >>> iranian president mahmoud ahm
in that stag nato bama economy more people are dependent on government. >> despite being down in most polls ryan said the gop ticket will eventually win over voters who are frustrated by a stagnant economy. >> given that we are going to win this. >> reporter: and romney has a lot to gain from a debate says cathleen hall jameison. >> the challenger has the opportunity to establish he is competent to stand up and hold his own against the president of the united states. a challenger who accomplishes that, in effect, wins the first debate. >> reporter: romney las been studying for the debates since june, the last month he has even been traveling with his obama stand-in, ohio senator rob portman who has joined him on his plane and campaign bus. the obama campaign contends romney has prepared more than any candidate in recent history. >> he's been a good debater in the past. he's very prepared. he's got all these clever zingers and lines in his pocket some we understand he will probably have a good night on wednesday. >> reporter: obama campaign observations have been trying to convince us for we
could have. >> reporter: his dream opened just as the economy crashed. office space went unfilled. disney pulled out. >> a new world class resort casino. >> reporter: but now peterson has a plan to fix it. >> this is a resort. this isn't just a casino. along with the upscale restaurants, along with the upscale retail is another ammenity called a casino. >> reporter: peterson's casino dreams have faced a furious onslaught. >> we've heard those empty claims before. >> good paying jobs. >> reporter: caesar's and mgm have responded with a barrage of ads of their own. 1 poll suggests maryland voters are about evenly split on this question despite the millions of dollars that have been spent on both sides. bruce leshan, 9 news now. >> revenue estimates for maryland's slot par mores were way overblown, but patterson -- parlors were way overblown, but peterson insists this will be different, a las vegas resort style hotel. >>> fairfax county police want you to look closely at this next picture which dubs the office creeper. the suspect poses as a maintenance guy in order to steal walle
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